Australia calling for barramundi labeling rule
Seafood producers are pushing for the name “barramundi” to be reserved for Australian fish only.
Australian consumers would be “horrified” if they knew that more than half of barramundi eaten across the country was imported, fisheries groups and experts say.
Rob Fish, head of the Northern Territory Seafood Council, says the name “barramundi” — an Aboriginal word meaning “large-scaled fish” — should be used for the Australian product only, and the imported fish should instead be labeled “sea bass” or “Asian perch.”
“People expect barramundi to be from Australia,” he told ABC news.